RoHS: Dynamic Source as a Pioneer in the Fight for Safety and to Protect the Environment
In an age of growing mountains of rubbish, the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electronic components is becoming increasingly important. Dynamic Source is setting new standards in this regard.
With the aim of offering greater protection to both people and the environment, RoHS regulations have been put into place around the world for many years. RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances and refers to restrictions on the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment as well as electronic components. The aim is to eliminate components from electronic waste that are hazardous to the environment or even people’s health. Such substances range from heavy metals such as lead or mercury to chemical components such as flame retardants or plasticizers. Not only can these be toxic, but they can also be impossible to break down satisfactorily or at all. RoHS aims to combat this.
In recent years, RoHs became more important than ever, though. The global mountain of electronic waste is becoming ever larger. Even if energy crises and inflation rates conceal the fact right now, our wealth is growing. And with this, so too is the global waste mountain. According to a World Bank report, our throwaway society produces 2 billion tons of waste per year—and this value is expected to rise by 70 percent to almost 3.5 billion tons by 2050. Electrical waste accounts for a particularly high proportion of this. According to the United Nations, over 50 million additional tons are accrued every year, and this figure is rising. If this is not counteracted, the mountain will grow by almost 75 million tons per year by 2050. By way of comparison, the annual mountain of electronic waste weighs more than the Great Wall of China, the heaviest structure in the world.
Combating the waste mountain
Although product durability and proper recycling can reduce the size of the waste mountain, with such high quantities the safe disposal of electronics must also be ensured. RoHS is of enormous importance in relation to all of the above criteria. Part of the challenge for companies is ensuring that they can still uphold quality standards while using new, RoHS-certified components. For example, the regulations are increasingly leading to changes to production processes, which in turn result in higher manufacturing costs.
Dynamic Source is a pioneer in the field of RoHS, where it once again lives up to its own aspiration to not only see itself as a distributor but also as a trusted partner for customers. This is because quality assurance engineers ensure that all components that arrive at Dynamic Source are thoroughly inspected before being sent on. All that matters here is the quality of the components, irrespective of whether they are originals or possibly even counterfeits.
RoHS at Dynamic Source: quality and safety
To ensure the integrity of the products, Dynamic Source’s quality assurance team is supported by state-of-the-art technology. It even uses x-ray devices to examine every last detail of the electronics in the true sense of the word. Thanks to the team’s diligent work, Dynamic Source is able to ensure that only the best products leave the company—RoHS-certified, durable, and safe for both people and the environment. The company therefore plays an instrumental part in environmental protection and in combating further waste mountain growth.
“Quality and customized service are our driving forces and help us distribute the best electronic components”, explains Brian Dongeto, System Administrator at Dynamic Source. “We always ensure that the quality of our parts is under no circumstances impaired.”
In view of the above, the Dynamic Source team also offers a number of other services for meeting customers’ needs and requirements and helping them understand the ever-changing wealth of products available as well as demand for new products, designs, and prototypes. These services include technical support for electronic components, recommendations on material usage, and supply chain management. Thanks to its diverse franchise product lines, Dynamic Source is able to offer innovative and reliable solutions of the highest quality at the most competitive prices in the industry.